- 5200mAh support most 5V input USB-Charged devices
- Grade A Battery Cell and premium microchips to ensure the highest quality
- Protect your device from the over charge, over discharge
Compact, attractive, powerful, portable power bank 07/20/2014
This review is from: FREMO P52 5200mAh Power Bank External Battery Charger for iPhone, iPad Air, mini, Galaxy S5, S4, Note, Galaxy Tab, Nexus, HTC One, One 2 (M8), PS Vita and other Smartphones and Tablets (made by SCUD)
While the market for portable power banks is generally static, the SCUD P52 does edge out the competition on a number of small fronts that makes it a worthwhile contender and worthwhile your consideration. With the capability to deliver hold 5200 mi1liampere-hour (mAh) of power, output current at 1.5 amperes, and its small size, the P52 can recharge your mobile devices with ease.
The P52 is housed in a sturdy and fingerprint resistant aluminum casing with a micro-USB input/charge port, a regular USB output/discharge port, a power button, and 4 small LEDs. It measures roughly the length/width of a deck of cards and about thickness of a cigarette pack. A small flat USB male to micro-USB male cable is included and can be used to charge the P52 and discharge the P52 if your device uses a micro-USB connection (or you're using an appropriate USB-to- whatever you require adapter).
The P52 can be charged with the provided micro-USB cable connected to a powered USB port on a computer or with any AC adapter. You can use any micro-USB you desire if you find the length of the provided cable inadequate (it appears to be roughly 8 inches in length). Any USB-capable AC adapter can be used to charge the P52. Because the output/discharge port of the P52 is standard USB you can use any USB cable to charge your device (apple proprietary cables included). This truly makes the P52 a universal power bank.
The round power button is pressed to turn the P52 on and off. The 4 LEDs indicate charging status and charge remaining while the unit is discharging. They are not overly bright and give a quick visual indicator of roughly the power level of the P52 and/or its charging status.
The P52 will automatically start charging once it is connected to a device and will automatically turn itself off when the device is fully charged.
Cables in the box only include the short micro-USB cable. It would have been nice if SCUD would have provided a longer cable and/or some common adapters to use with this supplied cable (mini-USB, apple proprietary, etc.); of course, this would raise the cost of the unit overall. Moreover, with the ubiquity of USB cables of many types and lengths available in the marketplace for such low cost this overall does not warrant the loss of an egg in my opinion.
In my testing I was able to fully charge my Galaxy S3 to 100% two times, and the remainder of the power bank gave me 58% phone charge before being completely discharged. Of course, the number of times and/or percentage charged for your device will vary depending on the receiving units battery life, capacity, temperature, use, etc. But the 5200 mAh capacity of the P52 should give most modern smart phones at least 2 full charges plus a little extra based on the current smart phone battery technology and capacity being deployed today.
Overall, the small size, nice aluminum casing, and amount of power delivered for the price is hard to beat versus other similar power banks with the same capacity. This power bank is a great value for one who requires an extra few charges to a smart phone or other battery powered device. Great job SCUD!
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